I have a Dell Latitude D600 with Win XP. I have used PeoplePC dial up for several years. A week ago, I was on-line and lost connection twice. when I tried to connect the next day, after the modem would ring in,I got an error message saying the remote computer was not answering. I have had several conversations with the techs at PPC and they have checked all my settings. I had my phone line checked and it was OK. My phone provider is Verizon. When I take my computer to a shop that uses ATT phone lines, it dials into PPC with no problem. I still cannot get an answer from the remote computer when I dial from home and I have tried several different numbers and I have tried a temporary dial up connection. Any suggestions? I'm not sure who to contact next, or what questions to ask.
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With XP home or pro, the sound card may require service pack 2 (at least) or 3 to operate correctly. If your are unable to install the service packs, ( not enough space on your hard drive, say 20 g. or less), then you will need to locate an older style sound card that ran off of win 98, this will still work with your xp set up. This information comes to you from someone who spent hours at a computer store, to finally find out this answer
It sounds like it could be 1 of 2 issues either the memory or your hard drive may be failing.
Please do the following:
Turn on the computer. When the DELL logo appears, press
immediately. If you wait too long and the Microsoft Windows logo appears, continue to wait until you see the Windows
desktop. Then shut down your computer and try again.
When the boot device list appears, highlight Diagnostics and press .
Please choose the express test and post the results.